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Gulmarg to host 12th National Skating Championship
Gulmarg, the World famous tourist resort in North Kashmir, is hosting 12th National Skating Championship. The athletes from 17 teams would be participating. It is concluding on January 3, 2016. On 1st and 2nd, there would be multiple events and the closing ceremony would also be conducted on January 2nd while the athletes would start to leave on January 3. The venue for the skating would be ice skating ring near Gulmarg Gandola and the athletes from Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Assam, Telegana and Jammu and Kashmir would be participating in it.
150 athletes would take part in the Championship. Besides, several clubs including Ladakh Sports, ITBP Club and Sonvet Club from Maharashtra, A local team, Gulmarg Ice Skating Club are invited to participate. The events have been categorized into speed skating; short skating and skating dance. Artificial ice skating ring would be ready by January in Pahalgam and local boys would be trained. It was announced that the athletes who achieve top positions in the Championship at Gulmarg would be trained for 2018 Olympics scheduled to be held at Korea while they would be also given chance to play in other high level events.